Confirmed Manic Street Preachers announce new album ‘Resistance Is Futile’

Manic Street Preachers announce new album ‘Resistance Is Futile’

They’re also heading out on a MASSIVE UK arena tour.

Welsh rock ledges Manic Street Preachers have announced their thirteenth (!!) album. Titled ‘Resistance is Futile’, it’s due out on 6th April 2018 via Columbia/Sony.

“The main themes of ‘Resistance is Futile’ are memory and loss; forgotten history; confused reality and art as a hiding place and inspiration,” the band say in a statement. “It’s obsessively melodic – in many ways referencing both the naive energy of ‘Generation Terrorists’ and the orchestral sweep of ‘Everything Must Go’. After delay and difficulties getting started, the record has come together really quickly over the last few months through a surge of creativity and some old school hard work.” There you go, then. 

Recorded at the band’s new recording studios in Newport, the album follows on from ‘Futurology’ and ‘Rewind the Film’ - which they recorded together and released in 2013 and 2014 respectively.

You can pre-order a copy here

Manic Street Preachers have also announced a massive UK arena tour. Check out the dates below, along with a trailer for ‘Resistance is Futile’.

23 NEWCASTLE, Metro Radio Arena
25 GLASGOW, The SSE Hydro Arena

01 LLANDUDNO, Venue Cymru Arena
02 LEEDS, First Direct Arena
04 LONDON, The SSE Arena Wembley
05 CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena

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